ISO/IEC 27005 with EBIOS Course

  • Course level: Intermediate


Mastering Risk Evaluation and Optimal Risk Management in Information Security based on ISO/IEC 27005 with the EBIOS Method

In this five-day intensive course, the participants develop the competence to master the basic risk management elements related to all assets of relevance for information security using the ISO/IEC 27005:2011 standard as a reference framework and the EBIOS method. The EBIOS (Expression des Besoins et Identification des Objectifs de Sécurité) method was developed by ANSSI in France. Based on practical exercises and case studies, participants acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to perform an optimal information security risk assessment and manage risks in time by being familiar with their life cycle. This training fits perfectly in the framework of an ISO/IEC 27001:2005 standard implementation process.


Course agenda
Day 1: Introduction, risk management program according to ISO/IEC 27005</strong>

Concepts and definitions related to risk management
Risk management standards, frameworks and methodologies
Implementation of an information security risk management program
Understanding an organization and its context

Day 2: Risk identification and assessment, risk evaluation, treatment, acceptance, communication and surveillance according to ISO/IEC 27005

Risk identification
Risk analysis and risk evaluation
Risk assessment with a quantitative method
Risk treatment
Risk acceptance and residual risk management
Information Security Risk Communication and Consultation
Risk monitoring and review

Day 3: Exam and start of a risk assessment with EBIOS</strong>

Certified ISO 27005 Risk Manager Exam (2 hours)
Presentation of EBIOS
Phase 1 – Context establishment
Phase 2 – Feared security event analysis
Phase 3 – Threat scenarios analysis

Day 4: Completing a risk assessment with EBIOS</strong>

Phase 4 – Risk analysis
Phase 5 – Determination of security controls
Risk assessment with EBIOS software
Workshop with case studies

<strong>Day 5: Workshop with case studies and EBIOS exam</strong>

Workshop with case studies
EBIOS Advanced exam (3 hours)

Educational approach

This training is based on both, theory and practice:

Sessions of lectures illustrated with examples based on real cases
Practical exercises
Review exercises to assist the exam preparation
Practice test similar to the certification exam

To benefit from the practical exercises, the number of training participants is limited

Examination and Certification

The “PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27005 Risk Manager” exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Program (ECP). The exam covers the following competence domains:

Domain 1: Fundamental concepts, approaches, methods and techniques of information security risk management
Domain 2: Implementation of an information security risk management program
Domain 3: Information security risk assessment based on ISO 27005

Duration: 2 hours

For more information about the exam, refer to the PECB section on ISO/IEC 27005 Risk Manager Exam at https://pecb.com/certifications

After successfully completing the “ISO/IEC 27005 Risk Manager” exam, participants can apply for the credentials of ISO/IEC 27005 Provisional Risk Manager


What Will I Learn?

  • To understand the concepts, approaches, methods and techniques allowing an effective management of risk according to ISO 27005
  • To interpret the requirements of ISO 27001 on information security risk management
  • To develop the necessary skills to conduct a risk assessment with the EBIOS method
  • To master the steps to conduct a risk assessment with the EBIOS method
  • To understand the relationship between the information security risk management, the security controls and the compliance with the requirements of different stakeholders of an organization
  • To acquire the competence to implement, maintain and manage an ongoing information security risk management program according to ISO 27005
  • To acquire the competence to effectively advise organizations on the best practices in information security risk management

Material Includes

  • Exam and certification fees are included in the training price
  • A student manual containing over 500 pages of information and practical examples
  • A participation certificate of 35 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits
  • In case of failure of an exam, participants are allowed to retake the exam for free under certain conditions


  • Knowledge on Risk Management and Information Security is preferred.

Target Audience

  • Risk managers
  • Persons responsible for information security or conformity within an organization
  • Members of the information security team
  • IT consultants
  • Staff implementing or seeking to comply with ISO 27001 and involved in a risk management program based upon the EBIOS method
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